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Pamela Hines Trio: Thrive!

Read "Thrive!" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist Pamela Hines 2013 CD offering, 3.2.1 (Spice Rack Records), was an immersion in the standards, with a big nod to the iconic Bill Evans. It was, perhaps, a bit of a writing respite for Hines, who is a supremely talented tune-smith. She's back, song-writing talents intact, energized even, on this all originals set, Thrive!.

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Pamela Hines Trio: 3.2.1.

Read "3.2.1." reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist Pamela Hines has been busy on the jazz scene for fifteen years, producing many excellent CDs featuring her quartets and quintets, as well as pairings with several top-notch vocalists. A first-rate composer of engaging and memorable tunes who put out one of the coolest Christmas albums, New Christmas (Spice Rack, 2008), she should be better ...

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Roberto Badoglio: Re-Evaluation-Time

Read "Re-Evaluation-Time" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Twenty-five year old Italian bassist Roberto Badoglio conveys strikingly impressive chops on this jazz-fusion based studio date, featuring venerable keyboardist Steve Hunt. In a loose sense, the bassist merges classic fusion with a modern uplift. Consequently, Badoglio has studied with present day bass heavyweights, Matthew Garrison and Dominique Di Piazza and attended Boston's prestigious Berklee College ...

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Pamela Hines: This Heart Of Mine

Read "This Heart Of Mine" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

It's always tempting to say that any bright young musician who plays the ivory keys with a sound that's delightful and, sometimes, defined by silence has descended artistically from musicians like Paul Bley or Bill Evans. These kinds of generalizations can be overzealous; but despite the clear influence in the case of pianist Pamela Hines' This ...

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Pamela Hines: New Christmas

Read "New Christmas" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Following Pamela Hines' career proves that the Boston-based pianist/composer is very good at three things (at least): swinging in the piano trio format, playing behind female vocalists, and writing engaging jazz tunes in both of those endeavors. New Christmas is Hines' second CD foray into holiday music. It is a beautifully hip ...

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Pamela Hines Trio: Return

Read "Return" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Following in the footsteps of Drop 2 (Spice Rack Records, 2006), pianist Pamela Hines and her trio returns for an even better example of the jazz piano trio, augmented by guest saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi. Her rhythm section of bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti remain intact. Commentary on Hines' previous albums ...

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Pamela Hines Trio: Return

Read "Return" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

You could call Pamela Hines a mainstream pianist, but that word “mainstream" suggests a limiting category and might draw a rather static map and restrict your expectations. What's the old rule of semantics? The map is not the territory. Or how about: the category is not the sound.While Hines, on this (mostly) trio outing, ...

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April Hall with the Pamela Hines Trio: Hall Sings Hines

Read "Hall Sings Hines" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Pamela Hines and April Hall continue their collaboration with a full album of tunes that Hines composed. The last time around, Hall was a guest vocalist on Twilight World. On the present effort, the tunes cross different streams and Hall gets in to them with compact ease. Her voice is supple and she uses phrasing to ...

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Pamela Hines: Hall Sings Hines

Read "Hall Sings Hines" reviewed by Gabriel Medina Arenas

Feminine sensitivity, creativity and a strong desire to enjoy playing jazz is felt in the newly released album by Pamela Hines. She is a musician, raised in Boston, who studied with George Russell and obtained a Masters degree in music from the New England Conservatory. The dancing fingers of this pianist have a mixture of experience ...

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April Hall with the Pamela Hines Trio: Hall Sings Hines

Read "Hall Sings Hines" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

A teaming of talented ladies brings us Hall Sings Hines. The combination of vocalist April Hall and pianist Pamela Hines, who wrote all the tunes, seems a perfect fit, like Tony Bennett's work with the Ralph Sharon Trio for the past several years.If the music that Hall and Hines make represents an extension of ...


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